Best Title for a Hip-Hop Demo (2008)

THE T.A.N. DEMO—THEATER OF THE ASSIMILATED NEGRO

If Eminem and the proliferation of the Caucasian Underground represent Star Wars, then THE T.A.N. DEMO—THEATER OF THE ASSIMILATED NEGRO represents Melanin Strikes Back. Going from fun to sexy to smart to sarcastic to sublime, this auspicious debut, fashioned as "hip-hop for white people that like black people, and black people that like white people," is a gale of fresh air and an oasis of creativity in a relatively arid hip-hop landscape.

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